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General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville

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Overview
Board one of the country’s largest paddle-wheel boats for a spectacular lunch or dinner cruise down Nashville’s Cumberland River! Relax and admire views from the decks, indulge in a Southern meal and enjoy live entertainment including talented musical performers, dancers and comedy.
Highlights
  • Ride one of the largest paddle-wheel boats in the US for this river cruise
  • Take in Nashville's Cumberland River scenery from an indoor or outdoor deck
  • Watch a show with live comedy and music in the boat’s Victorian theater
  • Choose from a 3-course Southern-style lunch or dinner
What to Expect
Your Nashville cruise starts with hotel pickup. From there, your driver takes you to meet your crew for the day or evening.
Once you get to the Cumberland River and board the General Jackson Showboat, enjoy views of the river from either the indoor or outdoor deck. There's plenty of space on this ship to wander around before your meal is served.  
This historically recreated paddle boat also features a Victorian theater where you can head to eat your Southern, 3-course meal (see Itinerary section for a sample menu). While you eat, enjoy a live show with musical and comedy acts.
Your Cumberland River cruise ends with a hotel drop-off at your Nashville hotel.
Itinerary
Sample Menu

Lunch:

Appetizers (available for purchase)
Shrimp cocktail with lemon and cocktail sauce
Cheese plate with crackers
Roma tomato bruschetta with basil, red onion and Parmesan cheese on toasted garlic French baguette
Crab cakes served with remoulade
Baked nachos with black olives, green onions, melted cheese, salsa and jalapenos
Breaded mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce

Buffet:
Mixed green salad with choice of dressing
Roasted chicken in rich country gravy
Slow-roasted sugar-cured country ham with mustard molasses glaze
Corn bread
Pumpkin cheesecake

Dinner:

Appetizers (available for purchase)
Shrimp cocktail with lemon and cocktail sauce
Cheese plate with crackers
Roma tomato bruschetta with basil, red onion and Parmesan cheese on toasted garlic French baguette
Crab cakes served with remoulade
Baked nachos with black olives, green onions, melted cheese, salsa and jalapenos
Breaded mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce

Salad
Crisp iceberg wedge lettuce and Benton Mountain bacon crumbles, Sweet Water Valley buttermilk cheddar cheese with red and yellow tomatoes and cucumber ranch dressing

Main Course
Braised short ribs with BBQ demi-glaze, sweet potato gratin and chef's choice of seasonal vegetable

Dessert
Chocolate tart with Jack Daniels whiskey-spiked seasonal fruit

Please note: Menus are subject to change.
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Reviewed yesterday

Ours was an afternoon Tuesday cruise. The location is just across from the Opry Mills Mall in which having arrived early we visited. However at 11 AM we walked quickly on board and were immediately seated. The server was friendly and professonal and continually kept...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dbaizel
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have to say that everyone connected with that boat could not have been more friendly and helpful. We were deeply impressed by that. However, the meal was pretty spartan. The chicken was in some kind of dry lumps, rather than the chicken pieces that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NoneColumbus
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello and thanks for your review. We’re glad that your driver was friendly and made the transfer to the General Jackson Showboat a convenient experience. It is unfortunate that you did not like the food and that the show was difficult to see. We will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very attentive to you needs, the show was awesome, and the scenery down the Cumberland River was very interesting.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank WVBenner89
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your review. We’re glad that you enjoyed the service, entertainment and scenery on the General Jackson Showboat tour. Come back and visit with us on one of our other tours!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the General Jackson. Drinks are a little expensive but the food, show and ride were great! Definitely worth it.More

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GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey there! We’re glad that you had a nice experience on the General Jackson Showboat tour. We want all our tours to be a great value, and that’s why we consistently work with the Showboat’s operators to keep prices reasonable. Please come back and see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner was exceptionally good! The service excellent and the sights breathtaking! Highly recommend this leisure, yet exiting experience.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MGracie2015
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Gracie! Thanks for your review – we’re so glad you had a good time on the General Jackson Showboat tour. We hope that all our guests enjoy the food and show tunes like they did in the great frontier era! Please come back and...More

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2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, USA
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember exactly but it was very good quality and there was plenty of it!
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Response from richardhB6941LP | Reviewed this property |
There are ramps and elevators. Not sure if they reach every level. Dining hall is crowded but I would think they could accommodate you. I would contact them directly to make sure you can have an enjoyable experience
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